Science, Public Health and the State in Modern Asia

Science, Public Health and the State in Modern Asia

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This book examines the encounter between western and Asian models of public health and medicine in a range of East and Southeast Asian countries over the course of the twentieth century until now. It discusses the transfer of scientific knowledge of medicine and public health approaches from Europe and the United States to several Asian countries a€” Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Japan, Taiwan, and China a€” and local interactions with, and transformations of, these public health models and approaches from the nineteenth century to the 1950s. Taking a critical look at assumptions about the objectiveness of science, the book highlights the use of scientific knowledge for political control, cultural manipulation, social transformation and economic needs. It rigorously and systematically investigates the historical developments of public health concepts, policies, institutions, and how these practices changed from colonial, to post-colonial and into the present day.hookworm 73, 74 (table), 75a€“77, 87, 88 insecticides 85, 86 Instituteof Hygiene 88 intellectuals 79 International Bank of Reconstruction ... alsohealth units) 95, 96 Stazione Sperimentale perla Lotta Antimalarica 96 Stein, Eric4, 6, 8, 10, 11 Stoddard, Lothrop 125n Stoler, ... 18 Subroto62, 63 Sudirman 63 Suez Canal 36 Suharso 62 Suharto 51 Sukarno57, 60a€“66 berdikari slogan 64 Sun, Ke 146 Sun, Yatsen 134.

Title:Science, Public Health and the State in Modern Asia
Author:Liping Bu, Darwin H. Stapleton, Ka-Che Yip
Publisher:Routledge - 2012-03-12


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